CTC250 – Casing a Fall layout

Welcome to a soggy weekend in South East Queensland. It has been so dry here so it’s nice to finally have a wet weekend. And it’s cold!! We were so hot on Monday with 36 degrees and now it’s 15!

We are casing a layout on page 46 from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the layout at the bottom left with the ribbon behind the Stitched Nested labels die.

I decided to use the Night Before Christmas DSP and the note cards. You know how you have friends that you give Christmas cards to who are not really into hand made cards and don’t really appreciate the work that goes into them. Well these are the perfect cards for them!!

So I trimmed the cardstock to fit the notecard, cut out the sentiment piece in Old Olive using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. This pretty sentiment is from the new Christmas Rose stamp set from the Christmas Time is Here Suite which will be available on 1 November. I then used either the Garden Green double stitched ribbon or the Real Red Curly ribbon behind the sentiment. These were so quick and easy to make, that I made 10 with my helper, Jaster.

I hope you like these quick and easy cards. Don’t forget about those cute note cards!! Next up is the lovely Tina.

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CTC249 – Toile Tidings

Happy World Card Making Day for yesterday! I hope you were able to make a card or two yesterday. I had a lovely day with a couple of my customers and I made the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. Both of these kits are so much nicer than the photos in the catalogue!

This week, we are casing the Toile Tidings Suite, pages 6-11 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the wreath cards on page 9.

I really love the look of the vellum over the cardstock so that is where I started. I love the Perennial Essence DSP but I have struggled to use it as it’s so nice and I don’t want to cut it up!. But I bit the bullet and did it. Well just a little bit of it!!

I cut a wreath in Highland Heather using the All Around Wreath die and attached it using mini dimensionals. I then used a Crushed Curry marker and inked up the outline of the banner from the Toile Christmas stamp set which I then cut out with the Christmas Cardinal die. I stamped the Thanks sentiment (from Here’s a Card) in Silvery Shimmer ink.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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CTC248 – Casing Annual Catty using Holiday supplies

Well it seems like Summer is coming early to Queensland. It’s been a bit warm this weekend!! This week we are casing an Annual Catalogue project and use Holiday Catalogue supplies.

I really love the heirloom frame card on page 12 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue.

For my background, I used the Stylish Scroll embossing folder. Thi sis such a pretty folder. I created the frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the Toile Tidings DSP for the centre of the frame. The cardinal and sentiment is from the Toile Christmas stamp set and cut out with the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out! My class ladies might be making this one in October.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC247 – Holiday Punches

I’m in Yamba this weekend with my family, celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. I haven’t made them a card yet !! (Bad daughter, I know!!) but their anniversary isn’t actually until November, so I’ve got a bit of time up my sleeve!!

This week, we are casing the Holiday Catalogue punch projects.

It’s surprising how many new punches there are in the Holiday catty. There’s the Snowman builder punch, Pine tree punch, Moose punch, Gleaming Ornament punches, Apple builder punch and the Every Season punch pack!!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I go crazy and start looking at my catalogue from the back! Wild, I know!! And I didn’t get very far as on the second last page (p62), there was a really cute card that I just had to case!!

I was feeling a bit lazy (and I didn’t want to get up and down from my desk as I broke my little toe the day before and my foot was a bit sore), so I used a piece of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the background. I love how every piece of this dsp has gold on it. I’m a sucker for sparkle, in case you hadn’t noticed. I then punched a pine tree from the paper and gold embossed one of the tree stamps from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. A stitched circle, some retired gold thread and voila!!

The sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (hostess set) and is cut from the Merry Christmas dies.

Now seeing as I was home from work due to my foot, I had time to play so I decided to have a go at re-creating the ornament from a couple of years ago using the punches instead of dies.

You will never guess which DSP I used? Can you? It’s the Monster Bash DSP!! Isn’t the reverse side of this piece elegant!! So I punched out 4 of each shape for each “petal” and made 5 of these. I kept one flat and scored the other 3 in half. I then tombow glued them together. Repeat for both of the Gleaming Ornament punches. I then punched out a couple of circles and hot glued each “petal” onto the circle. I added Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon between each petal, which I attached with hot glue. More hot glue to attach the smaller circle of petals to the bigger circle.

I then punched a 1″ circle from silver glimmer paper and stamped the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Ink and die cut it using the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!! Let me know what you think!

Next up is my talented friend, Siobhan.

I’d love to see your punch creations over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC246 – Feels like Frost

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!!

We are casing the Feels like Frost DSP (use the colours of the DSP as Inspiration and layouts from page 40) Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.

Now I’m the one who comes up with our Challenges and when I created my projects for tonight, I just read the bit about casing a layout and missed the bit about using the colours of the DSP!! Oops!! So please forgive my use of different colours for this challenge!! Just do what I say, not what I do!!

So I was inspired by the layout on the bottom left.

I love the Let it Snow Specialty DSP however, I don’t have any of the matching stamps and punches etc. But the paper is just so nice on it’s own, so I kept my cards fairly simple.

My sentiments come from the host stamp set, Greatest Part of Christmas. I love this set as it has lots of nice sentiments. I used the Stitched Nested Labels which I love!!

I love the glitter on the paper but the photos don’t really do it justice.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing this dsp over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC245 – Let it Snow

It’s been a crazy weekend in Queensland with lots of bush fires. I hope everyone has kept safe. There is one fire near where I live, but don’t worry, we are perfectly safe!!

This week at CTC, we are casing the Let it Snow suite, pages 18-23, of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Actually we could do with “Let it Rain”!!!

This is such a cute suite!! And there’s a snowman punch!!! I was inspired by the card at the top of page 18.

When I first looked at this card, I felt the centre shape would make a great shaker piece. I’ve been dying to use the Feels like Frost dsp so this was my base for the colours. I used a piece of silver glimmer paper behind the dsp like the original. I then created the shaker frame using window sheets, foam adhesive sheets, Ice Stampin’ Glitter and Snowflake Sequins. I then cut a frame from silver glimmer paper using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I punched out a whisper white 2 1/4″ circle and stamped the snowflakes from Frosted Foliage stamp set in Balmy Blue. For the sentiment, I stamped the Merry Christmas from Christmas Gleaming in Silvery Shimmer ink and used the Stitched Rectangle die. I added a piece of the gorgeous Seaside Spray metallic ribbon behind the sentiment.

It’s a little bit sparkly but I love glitter!!! I really think it’s my favourite colour!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

I would love to see your creations casing this section over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC244 – Case Holiday Cover

Welcome to our first hop of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. The catalogue goes live on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

There are so many gorgeous new products!! I love just about all of them!! Haha, what a surprise. This week, we are casing the cover of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the wreath card on the top row. I went with Tranquil Tide as a base and used the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP for the checked background. I used Sahara Sand for the square background and the circle. I used the Beautiful Bough dies to create the wreath. The sentiment is from Christmas Gleaming and I’ve stamped it using the new Golden Glitz ink pad. It’s so sparkly!! I’ve always thought we needed a nice, sparkly gold ink pad and now we have one. There is also Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper.

I used the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the retired mini gold sequin trim for a bit more bling.

Here’s a close up of the Golden Glitz ink.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue and you don’t have a regular demonstrator, I would love to send one to you. Let me know and I’ll pop one into the post.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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